Jamf Pro 10.30 brings some exciting and much-anticipated updates that deliver more modern and easy-to-use admin workflows. With an integration to seamlessly deploy Jamf Connect, an update to the widely used security and privacy configuration profile, the ability to deploy iOS apps to M1 Macs, and more, this update looks to improve end user experience across Jamf Pro.
Jamf Connect Deployment integration
Customers that use both Jamf Connect and Jamf Pro now have an easier deployment path with an enhancement to the Jamf Connect deployment workflow. A Jamf Pro admin has the option to directly install Jamf Connect without needing to upload a package to Jamf Pro. This new feature is enabled through the Cloud Connector and is available to on-premises and Jamf Cloud customers. To learn more about this integration, please see the documentation here.
Security & Privacy Configuration Profile update
You have asked for it and the long-awaited Security & Privacy configuration profile refactor is here! In this release, customers will have much more granular control over which settings they want to deploy to their managed computers, similar to what is available in other most-used payloads such as macOS & iOS Password, macOS & iOS Notification and iOS Restrictions, just to name a few. This update makes it much easier for admins to secure their fleet with a more intuitive view of what is enabled or disabled.
Automatic certificate renewal
Jamf Pro supports three types of Certificate Authority (CA) integrations, Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS), DigiCert and Venafi, for deploying certificates to endpoints for multiple purposes such as enabling access to Wi-Fi networks or other network services. For customers that are using either DigiCert or Venafi integrations, this release and later will support automatically renewing certificates deployed using configuration profiles. This avoids admins having to manually renew certificates.
Deploy iOS Apps to Macs with Apple silicon
Jamf Pro now supports adding iOS App Store apps manually to the Mac App Store catalog, allowing IT admins to deploy supported iOS apps to M1-powered Mac computers. This capability will be especially useful to customers looking to make apps available to end users regardless of device type.
Continued Updates for macOS Self Service
Self Service continues to provide a source of apps and software that enables end users to access the resources they need to succeed for themselves. These new improvements are aimed at continuing to enhance their experience:
- The new ‘Home’ view provides end users quick links to other areas of Self Service such as Featured Items, Categories and Bookmarks making it easier for end users to perform the actions they need to stay productive.
- The branding header received a scalability update allowing branding images to always be displayed without the worry of reduction in quality when adjusting the size of the application.
- Self Service Bookmarks are getting an overhaul in this release with a refreshed look and additional enhancements, including moving branding from the ‘Browse’ tab to the ‘Home’ tab, moving the Feature star to display within the title of tiles, and providing a cleaner look by removing the boxes that separated tiles.
To access new versions of Jamf Pro, log into Jamf Account with your Jamf ID. The latest version is located in the Products section under Jamf Pro.